Observations from the New Girl

  This week marked a new chapter in my life.  Following 21 years of service in the U.S. Air Force, I began my first of what I hope are many trips as a Boeing 747 First Officer with UPS. To say I began with a bit of anxiety would be an understatement.  Not about myContinue reading “Observations from the New Girl”

Tammie Jo Shultz And Chelsey Sullenberger

When flight 1380 from New York made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport on 17 April 2018, instincts took over for the seasoned captain and she executed all of her emergency procedures as practiced and memorized.  She was the Captain of the flight, and even though it was a last minute switch she hadContinue reading “Tammie Jo Shultz And Chelsey Sullenberger”

Send a girl to Preflight Camp this summer!

This summer, the Milieux Project raised money to fund a scholarship worth $950 to a girl who wanted to attend Preflight Aviation Camp in San Marcos, TX.  Applications end 31 May 2018 if you know someone who is interested.  We are so excited to help with this endeavor!  We have included a great video atContinue reading “Send a girl to Preflight Camp this summer!”

Fran Bera “Record-Breaking Aviator”

Who is Fran Bera? I recently learned about her from a NYT headline: Fran Bera, Competitive, Record-Breaking Aviator, Is Dead at 93.   So of course I read the article and began an internet search.  This is what I learned:   She saved money to start her flight lessons at the age of 16 byContinue reading “Fran Bera “Record-Breaking Aviator””

“Here am I. Send me!”

US Army Major Marie Rossi-Cayton was a CH-47D pilot serving in the First Gulf War.   She died on March 1, 1991, when the helicopter she was piloting flew into an unlit microwave tower the day after the Operation Desert Storm ceasefire had come into effect.  What most do not know about her, nor can youContinue reading ““Here am I. Send me!””

Thank you, Veterans.

  Thank you.  All of you.  Women have been serving in support of our nation since before we were even a nation.  Our service can be traced back to 1775 during the Revolutionary War and we were finally recognized as Veteran’s in the 1970s.  In 1976, women were finally admitted into the U.S. Service AcademiesContinue reading “Thank you, Veterans.”

Failure also brings a lesson

The original quote is “Tragedy also brings a gift.”  Army MSgt Cedric King is a warrior and an inspiration.  Not only in his military accomplishments, but also in his knowledge that tragedy and failure can be a gift.  He was gravely wounded in combat, ultimately losing both of his legs and suffering damage to hisContinue reading “Failure also brings a lesson”

Re-finding your “Why”

Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up? I’m pretty sure I changed my mind a few times, trying to decide whether I should be a doctor, a teacher, or Donnie and Marie Osmond’s back-up singer (seriously, my parents have pictures of me and my sister using the backyard picnic tableContinue reading “Re-finding your “Why””

Be Bold, Be #1

The best career advice I ever received was from a coworker at a deployed location when I was contemplating how to prepare an evaluation on my performance. It was 2014, and I was the first female pilot in this particular office.  I felt like Veronica Corningstone from “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”.  Guys wereContinue reading “Be Bold, Be #1”